Shaheen Author Photo 2019Glenn Shaheen received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English Literature & Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently lives in Houston, Texas and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Prairie View A&M University.

His book of poems, Predatory, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and was the finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award. It is available from the University of Pittsburgh Press. He is also the author of the chapbook of flash fiction, Unchecked Savagery, available from Ricochet Editions. His second collection of poetry, Energy Corridor, is available from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and was published in 2016. Carnivalia, his full-length collection of flash fiction, was published by Gold Wake Press in February of 2018.

He is the President of the Radius of Arab American Writers, co-editor of Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Comment, and co-editor of the chapbook press Tram Editions.

Work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, Subtropics, and elsewhere.

He can be reached at glennshaheen <a> gmail <dot> com .

(Photo by Laurie Ann Cedilnik)